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. congressman jesse jackson junior-- a democrat from illinois-- resigned from the house of representatives today. he had been on medical leave for treatment of bipolar disorder since june. jackson has also been under investigation for misuse of campaign funds and was facing a congressional ethics probe. he won re-election to the house in november. jackson's seat is now expected to be filled through a special election. mortgage rates in the u.s. fell to record lows this week-- helping to boost home sales. the average 30-year loan rate dropped to 3.3%, the lowest on record since records began in 1971. on wall street today stocks moved slightly higher ahead of the thanksgiving holiday. the dow jones industrial average gained 48 points to close under 12,837. the nasdaq rose nearly ten points to close above 2,926. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: and more now on the mid east story. will the cease fire reached today between israel and hamas, hold? and what about longer-term, more difficult issues between the two sides? ray suarez picks it up. >> suarez: i'm jo
to domestic politics in last couple of minutes. this week saw the resignation of congressman jesse jackson jr. he resigned citing health preans wean he's been treated for bipolar disorder. he said he's under federal investigation. he came in with all kinds of promise. this seems to be the end of a career. >> yeah, he did, and i liked him. i thought he was an able legislator. elected in 1995. he was only 30 when he came in, went on the appropriations committee. and moved beyond his father's shadow. was involved in bringing clean water to his own community, and scholarships and funding for preparatory schools. he did something beyond what was predicted for him. but he got-- he got sucked up in one of the terrible scandals, not simply illinois. when a governor, especially a corrupt governor like rock blagojevich, wants to apont a united states senator and the bidding and auction gets in, and he allowed himself, apparently-- seemed to-- become involved in the auctioning of that seat to replace barack obama. and the irony is that nobody has moved, jeffrey, from a congressional black district overw
career. >> and how is your son jackson dealing with his new sister? >> in fact, we have a little something for you for etta. >> thank you. >> it's all about team christina, team adam, but what about team carson is the question we asked, so we have a little -- my dexterity is not what it should be out here. look, it's a onesie, team carson. >> we have to backup just in case. >> thank you, matt. >> check out "the voice" right here on nbc monday and tuesdays 8:00/7:00 central time. >>> up next, we've got dr. phil in the studio, but first these messages. ♪ i -- i got it, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say ♪ [ male announcer ] at subway, you got it made. try a steak, egg white & cheese, tricked out any way you want. subway. eat fresh. try a steak, egg white & cheese, tricked out any way you want. some people put everything intotheir name on the door, and their heart into their community. small business saturday is a day to show our support. a day to shop at stores owned by our friends and ne
jackson and fox news legal analyst arthur aidala. we got them both rides here to avoid legal complications. [ laughter ] >> i like the video how fox shows people how to roll a joint and pack a pipe. that's the lead in at 7:00 a.m. 6:54. >> educate the viewership. >> that's how you pack it. >> free public service. this is a serious issue. because it's not as easy to marijuana at roadside stop as it is for booze. how big a battle is this for colorado and washington. >> it's huge. this morning driving here on the radio the nassau district attorney is charging a 17-year-old with murder because as is he driving the car, he hits a tree and he kills four kids in the car. and i believe he was sober but he was driving an excessive rate of speed. we need to figure out the same way they figured out with alcohol. here is what the amount of alcohol that has to be in your system to affect your ability to drive. they need to the same thing. here is the ability amount of marijuana that needs to be in your system to effect your ability to drive. >> here in lies the problem. the problem is that we're talkin
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